Mission Hills Parkway eventSunday, May 30, 2021, 11am a Celebration Ceremony of the East San Fernando Valley Nature Parkway took place. The event marked the culmination of WeRise2021 with a California Native Plant give-away.

The event was blessed by Rudy Ortega Jr., Tribal President of the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians who was introduced by Rogelio Tabarez, the El Nido Family Centers Best Start Coordinator of Learning and Development. Yolie Anguiano of Valle Vida and VitalizeSFV spoke about safe spaces for the community then presented Rudy Ortega Jr. with a plant. After she met with and gave plants to the attendees.

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WeRise2021 focuses on community health and healing in response to the unprecedented national experience of a pandemic and long- standing social injustice.